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26 Pace Int'l L. Rev. 1 (2014)

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          PACE UNIVERSITY
            SCHOOL OF LAW



       PACE INTERNATIONAL
              LAW REVIEW
        SYMPOSIUM EDITION


Volume 26, Number 1                    Spring 2014



COMPARATIVE SEX REGIMES AND
     CORPORATE GOVERNANCE:
          AN INTRODUCTION


               Darren Rosenblum

   In February 2013, on the day of the worst snowstorm in
many years, Pace International Law Review conducted a sym-
posium on Comparative Sex Regimes and Corporate Govern-
ance. Despite a total shutdown of all transport networks and
the consequent absence of a few stranded scholars, we met to
discuss the fraught questions posed by corporate board quotas
and formulate answers.
   Led by Norway in 2003, several nations have begun to
mandate certain levels of women's inclusion on corporate
boards. In the face of widespread exclusion of women from cor-
porate power that suggests structural biases, these quotas ap-
pear radical and compelling. The wake of the financial crisis
has accentuated this phenomenon, as stereotypes of women as
more risk-averse prompt legislatures to attempt to ensure more
economic stability.
   A decade of thinking about quotas has left me with no easy


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